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We are harvesting our first vegetables and the plum trees we transplanted in April are leafing out like crazy. We finished building a cedar ramada for shade and are preparing more vegetable beds. The foundation of the pump house was completed and we plan to start framing the green house, shower, composting toilet and storage area in May. Your support made this possible, thanks.

We have workshops scheduled for quilting, seed collection and adobe brick making. We have already had a number of amazing workshops including puppet making, cooking, yoga, gardening and stilt walking to name a few. We are also baking using our solar oven and plan to build an adobe oven in June 2014 with the help of some of our friends from the Taos Pueblo. Volunteers are also about to complete a fence around the recycle area. There is a lot of interest in the Food Not Bombs Free Skool. Our 2014 application has been posted and we are already taking participants for next summer's workshops. We can use your help to bring the Food Not Bombs Free Skool to a new level. Our tax exempt letter from the IRS arrived in late July. Please review our special projects below and consider making a donation of any amount. We also have a wish list of items we can use. Please look at the progress so far.

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PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE SOLAR PUMP HOUSE Today!
ALL PROJECTS THAT CAN USE FUNDING
Your donation is tax deductible - EIN 45-4549583


Digging in the Free Skool garden.

Pit Rock Pile for pump house.



Pulling concrete for pump house.

Pouring the footer for the Solar Pump House.

Drilling the well.



SOLAR PUMP HOUSE
We are building a house to protect our pump from freezing during the winter. This pump house will also include a greenhouse, solar shower room, storage area and out door kitchen with a fire place. Taos Gravel delivered another $200 truck load of pit rock to use as a base for the building. We also finished digging the trench for the foundation set the foundation wall and poured the slab. We also made a temporary shed with scrap wood, tin, and foam to protest the pump during this winter. Now it is time to build our trombe wall, frame the building and pour the kitchen floor. Our photos show the progress so far.

A supporter has delivered windows for the green house and we just finished the plans. Another supporter is donating solar cells to power the pump. The walled building is designed to be twelve feet by sixteen feet with the out door kitchen being another twenty by twenty foot area under a steel roof. We have raised $5,000 but we could use additional funding for materials. We need to buy some concrete, cinder blocks, lumber and hardware. We have a special on line campaign to raise the funds we need to complete the solar pump house before the first frost.

View our Solar Pump House Video
Please consider making a donation here to help us finish our pump house before the first frost in September.(Video by David Cortez)

TOTAL STILL NEEDED - $10,000

Pouring the footer for the Solar Pump House.

Jim drills our well



The trench for the foundation is ready.

Ready to pour the cement footing.



The Solar Pump House footing.

The crew after pouring the concrete.



Ready to pour the slab.

Finishing the slab for the Solar Pump House.



Proud of our work.

The slab is finished.



Time to party.

Time to return to gardening.



FENCING AND PARKING AREA
Last year a herd of cows arrived just as our kale was about to be harvested and ate most of the crop. A simple fence along the road past our land and a gate would prevent this from happening again this fall. We intend to widen Cardenas Lane so people can park off the land and place the barbed wire fence between the parking area and our Acequia. (irrigation ditch) The people providing the fence gave us a quote of $700. We will need three truck loads of fill and the use of a grader for another $500 and this will be a reality. We are also bulding a latilla fence for our composting toilet and another fence to hide our recycling from the wind. Your donation for the fence and parking area is really essential. Please make a donation today.

TOTAL NEEDED - $1,200

PICK-UP TRUCK
We have a generous offer of a pick up for $500. Our supporter has been the only owner of this 1996 Nissan Truck and it is in great condition. We will need to repair the clutch and we can start hauling more manure, fire wood and the other materials we can collect. We are out of fire wood and manure. We also need to collect latillas for our recycle area. Consider making a donation towards the pick-up truck.

TOTAL NEEDED - $800

ALL PROJECTS
Please review all the wonderful projects available for your to support. You can see we have a lot of great projects.

  You are invited to contribute materials and supplies if your want to help but like many of us can not make a financial donation. Please print out our wish list and share it with your friends and family. WISH LIST pdf
Please call us at 1-800-884-1136 if you wish to have us pick up your tax deductible donation.

Taking a break from repairing bikes.

Our harvest fest.

Breakfast at the Free Skool



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Food Not Bombs Free Skool
P.O. Box 424, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA
1-800-884-1136
info@fnb-freeskool.org
fnb-freeskool.org
EIN 45-4549583


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